We have learned over the years that most transfer students prefer to be just part of the group so we encourage you to take part in all of the orientation events we offer and in particular attend your residence hall orientation or the commuter orientation. If you need any help in academic matters, please feel free to contact the Student Affairs office and we'll be happy to put you in touch with an adviser.
How to get connected at Western
In beginning your education at Western, it is important to get connected with both your faculty and your peers. To that end there are a number of activities that we suggest you consider attending. For example, every Thursday you could attend the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8pm in Alumni Hall. The evening usually starts with an hour of open mic, followed by a featured performer. The Coffeehouse is always free and sandwiches, soda and, of course, coffee are always on the house.
On some Fridays you could attend the PAC Movie Night usually scheduled for 8pm in the Student Center Theater. This event is also free to all students and a fun way to see a movie a second time or even the first if you’ve missed it in the theatres. Friday After Hours takes place from 10pm to midnight in Alumni Hall and usually features food and some kind of fun theme.
Perhaps the best way to connect with Western is at Clubs Carnival. Virtually every student organization will have a table to present their program to new students. In addition, there will be music and amusements. Consider joining the Older Wiser Learners (O.W.L.s) or, if you are commuting, the Commuter Student Organization. There is something for everyone and every age so sign up for email notifications and join one organization or many, depending on your available time.
And at the end of the day, you can relax and unwind and have a cup of Starbuck's coffee at The Daily Grind in the Westside Campus Center which is open most afternoons and nights.
For additional activities and events please check on Western’s event calendar.